Michigan vs. Alabama: LIVE Stream Online and Score Updates (16-35)
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35-16 Alabama- Final
The Alabama Crimson Tide improve in the second half and shut out the Michigan Wolverines over the final 30 minutes and win the 2019 Citrus Bowl 35-16 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida!
35-16 Alabama
Long drive for Alabama to put the game away and results in a two-yard Najee Harris touchdown run.
28-16 Alabama
Two big passes from Mac Jones to Jerry Jeudy set up the Tide in the red zone and Jones passes it 20 yards to tight end Miller Forristall for the touchdown to extend Alabama's lead.
That's the end of the third quarter here in Orlando, Florida with the Crimson Tide leading Michigan 21-16. Fourth quarter from Camping World Stadium coming up next.
Injury Update- Alabama
ESPN reports that Alabama wide receiver Henry Ruggs III has entered the medical tent and is unlikely to return.
Injury Update- Alabama
Tide wide receiver Henry Ruggs III comes down awkwardly on a deep ball he misses the catch on and leaves the field to the sideline.
21-16 Alabama
The Tide strike first in this second half to take the lead with a brilliant play call from offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, getting go-to wide receiver De'Vonta Smith one-on-one and having Mac Jones find him for a 42-yard touchdown pass.
The second half is underway and Alabama receives the ball and begins on offense!
That concludes the first half of football here in the Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida!

 

The Crimson Tide will receive the ball first to start the next half. 

16-14 Michigan
Michigan comes up with good field position to score but a poor decision on a run-pass option with a wide open Donovan Peoples-Jones deep downfield and questionable clock management costs the Wolverines as they again are forced to settle for a field goal, a booming impressive 57-yard field goal from Quinn Nordin that just squeaks in to close the half.
14-13 Alabama
Alabama gets some luck off a questionable roughing the passer penalty on Michigan on third down to extend their drive into the red zone and allows the Tide to get a touchdown this time off an athletic, acrobatic nine-yard Najee Harris run.

 

Joseph Bulovas' extra point is good for UA.

13-7 Michigan
Slow, steady, and solid drive from the Wolverines ends with three more points from powerhouse kicker Quinn Nordin's 42-yard field goal. 
That's the end of the first quarter here in Orlando, with Michigan leading 10-7 over Alabama.

 

Quarter two from Camping World Stadium coming up next.

10-7 Michigan
Another great drive from the Wolverines' offense putting Michigan in the red zone off a 40-yard pass from Patterson to Giles Jackson but the Crimson Tide defense stops UM and forces them to settle for a good 36-yard Quinn Nordin field goal.
7-7
Michigan puts together a brilliant drive, moving the ball with a flea-flicker to Donovan Peoples-Jones and a big run by Hassan Haskins before Shea Patterson finds Nick Eubanks on a seven-yard pass for the touchdown!
7-0 Alabama
First play from scrimmage for Alabama on offense and the Crimson Tide exploit a huge mismatch on the Michigan defense as wide receiver Jerry Jeudy catches a 85-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Mac Jones to start the game!
And the opening kick is off and underway!
Alabama won the toss and chose to defer. Michigan will get the ball first.
Michigan and Alabama have walked out onto the field and the pre-game coin flip is coming up soon.
Alabama's last appearance in the Citrus Bowl was in 2011 in Orlando on New Year's Day when a disappointed Crimson Tide team crushed a strong Michigan State Spartans team. 
It's a beautiful, sunny New Year's Day in Orlando, Florida at Camping World Stadium for this Citrus Bowl!

 

Lots of Crimson and White in the building and some Maize and Blue as well.

Michigan is looking for its first top 15 win in a road or neutral-site game in a staggering 12 years since Lloyd Carr's Wolverines defeated Florida in the Citrus Bowl in Orlando in 2008. 
Used to playing in post-season games for far more than a big bowl title and program pride, Alabama is looking to play motivated and avoid the flat, embarrassing performances in previous seasons in similar situations when they fell in the Allstate Sugar Bowl to underdog Utah and Oklahoma teams in New Orleans, Louisiana. 
Michigan Wolverines quarterback Shea Patterson is in the house and has arrived at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida!
Pre-game warmups are underway on the field. 
Check back here before game time for pre-game updates, news and notes, warm ups, and more live from Orlando, Florida.
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Alabama Crimson Tide: Team news
Following a frustrating regular season with a rivalry weekend loss to arch rivals Auburn in The Iron Bowl, Nick Saban's team is looking to right the wrongs of 2019 and re-establish their place amongst the college football elite despite missing the playoff this season. Alabama's brilliant wide receiving corps of Jerry Jeudy, De'Vonta Smith, Henry Ruggs III, and Jaylen Waddle will be the Tide's biggest weapons on the field against Don Brown's defense and Mac Jones' ability to get them the ball in 50/50 matchups will likely decide the game. Alabama will also hope to run Najee Harris significantly but their defense will be looking to end this season with a strong performance after some poor performances in the last games.
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Michigan Wolverines: Team news
Head coach Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines come into Orlando looking to earn a marquee win over another blue blood program like Alabama and win a major bowl game to set Michigan up for a big 2020 and build forward. Quarterback Shea Patterson and offensive coordinator Josh Gattis' offense has improved throughout the season and rode the improved running of running backs Zach Charbonnet and Hassan Haskins in addition to a versatile wide receiver corps of Donovan Peoples-Jones, Nico Collins, and Ronnie Bell. 

 

The Wolverines' vaunted defense under defensive coordinator Don Brown has been gashed at times this season, most notably in their last game on rivalry weekend in The Game against archivals Ohio State, and the heavy man-to-man unit will need to avoid a similar result to have a chance against Alabama's explosive offense.

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What to expect today?
The 2019 season wraps up with a marquee matchup in the prestigious Citrus Bowl in Orlando as a new year in 2020 kicks off with two of the most storied programs in college football history with the number 14 Michigan Wolverines facing the number 13 Alabama Crimson Tide to start a brilliant New Year's Day of action from Camping World Stadium. 

 

Used to playing for far more than just a bowl game title and pride, head coach Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide will be looking to avenge a disappointing two-loss regular season that saw them lose star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to a season-ending injury and miss the College Football Playoff and the chance to compete for a national championship. Backup quarterback Mac Jones will have to play well and lead Bama to the victory with a talented, explosive cast of offensive characters around him.

 

Michigan will be looking to close another solid, but disappointing, season with a big, marquee upset win over a heavyweight of the sport and earn the Wolverines' first win over a top 15 opponent in a road or natural-site game in the Jim Harbaugh era.

How to watch Michigan vs. Alabama Live TV and Stream
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Kick-off time
The Michigan vs. Alabama game will be played at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. The kick-off is scheduled at 1 PM ET.
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